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Future Warriors Embraced at Warrior Welcome

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Event attendee heading to check in for the event

CSU Stanislaus hosted its annual Warrior Welcome on April 15. The event was put on for potential warriors to accept admission, tour the campus, and have some fun.
The morning started off around at Fitzpatrick arena where attendees checked in and had a photo op with Titus upon entering the arena. After checking in and snapping some photos, attendees were welcomed to campus by President Ellen Junn and other university leaders.
Following President Junn’s welcome and other speeches, event attendees began making their way towards the Residential Life village where they toured student housing and had the chance to apply for fall 2023 admissions.
Once done there, attendees made their way to the quad where an array of fun activities waited for them.
Attendees played corn hole, giant Jenga, and giant cup pong.
Similar to Warrior Wednesdays, various booths lined the quad where people could interact with different clubs, sororities, fraternities, and different organizations on campus.
Phi Sigma Sigma was one of the sororities being represented at Warrior Welcome. Natasha Boone (sophomore, Pre-Nursing) was one of the sorority’s representatives at their booth.
“This is a great way for them to get involved on campus,” Boone said of the event’s importance. 
She said joining a sorority is not only a good way to make friends, but a great way to give back to the community. She said her sorority puts on several events throughout the year that raise money for those in need.
The Black Student Union was also in attendance at the event. Celia Hackett (junior, Sociology) is one of their members who was running their booth.
“I think it gives them being able to get the lay of the land and also see the good at connecting the clubs and groups that are already here,” she said of the future students who attended.
Hackett continued by talking about her own experience as a transfer student and not knowing what to expect when she got here/ She said that events like Warrior Welcome help incoming students adjust to the college experience.
She added that these types of campus events are good exposure for the Black Student Union, but benefit all students.
“But it’s good for, especially the black students and minority students to be able to know that they have a safe place to come to if they need anyone to talk to,” Hackett said.
Exposure for clubs wasn’t the only good thing happening during the event. Stan State also got to welcome its newest warriors to campus ahead of their first year.
Jena Higginbotham was just one of hundreds of who accepted their admission to Stan State during the event. She explained how she applied and what played into her accepting her admission.
“It was close to home and I liked the campus,” she said. “It was really pretty and offered things I wanted”
Towards the end of the event students and parents had the chance to attend a financial aid workshop where they could learn about how to pay for college and meet the people who could answer their questions.
The event ended around 1 p.m. with next years incoming Warrior Class excited for the start of their college experience at Stan State.

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Future Warriors Embraced at Warrior Welcome